John E. "Frail" Joines was a master tale teller from Wilkes County, North Carolina, on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His hunting tales, stories from World War II, and religious narratives, and the life stories of Frail Joines and his wife Blanche mirror changes that have swept away the traditional culture of his Appalachian rural community in a single generation and show the character and values with which his family met these circumstances.
Full Name: John "Frail" Joines
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